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Rwanda Says Territory Shelled by Congo, Requests Probe

Rwanda said on Monday that it had requested a regional body to investigate shelling of its territory by the military of neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and that the attack had injured several people and damaged property.The alleged incident co…

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Artists Flock to Dakar for Biennale

One of the most prominent events in the world of contemporary African art is kicking off in the Senegalese capital after a four-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 14th edition of the Dakar Biennale features the work of hundreds of artists f…

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African Union Chief Announces Visits to Moscow, Kyiv

Senegalese President Macky Sall said Sunday he would travel to Russia and Ukraine soon on behalf of the African Union, whose presidency he currently holds.The trip had been due to take place on May 18 but didn’t go ahead due to scheduling issues and ne…

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Mozambique Approves Tough Anti-terror Bill

Mozambique’s parliament Thursday approved a tough new anti-terror law that imposes stiff prison sentences for convicted jihadis, but also for anyone spreading misinformation about the country’s insurgency.The measure, which calls for up to 24 years in …

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South African believed to be world’s oldest woman turns 128

PRETORIA— Johanna Mazibuko, the South African believed to be the “world’s oldest woman”, celebrated her 128th birthday last week. Photos that were shared on social media showed the centenarian celebrating the huge milestone with loved ones.According to…

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China’s Illegal Rosewood Trade with Mali Under Scrutiny

A cursory Google search for “rosewood furniture China” brings up plenty of sites selling the luxury item, but most buyers are likely unaware that their treasured table or chair could be the product of a rampant illegal trade in the protected tree speci…

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US Says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero ‘Wrongfully Detained’

The United States said Thursday it has determined that “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina has been “wrongfully detained” by Kigali, which handed him a 25-year prison term.Rusesabagina, who holds U.S. permanent residence and Belgian citizenship, has …

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Spain, Portugal detect suspected monkeypox cases

MADRID— Spain and Portugal have detected around 30 suspected cases of monkeypox, officials said after British authorities found several cases of the viral infection which is rare in Europe.Health officials have noted some of the UK infections may be th…

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